Garden Gourmet

 

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Local seasonings Yvona Fast’s Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your North Country Garden, CSA or Farmers’ Market compiles recipes from eight years of the author’s North Country Kitchen column which has run in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise since 2005. Like the weekly column, the book focuses on using local North Country produce and ingredients to create food that is not only healthy and fresh but most importantly, simple to prepare. “Cooking does not have to be complicated,” states the author, “A salad of freshly picked, vine-ripe tomatoes accented with a little salt, pepper, parsely and chives is simple. Add a hard-boiled egg or some crumbled feta and you have protein. Add some hearty bread and you have a simple but complete meal.” The book emphasizes eating what is in season and is arranged accordingly, giving great ideas for preparing what is fresh and locally abundant at any given time of year. Fiddleheads with Browned Butter and Ramp Potato Soup are two that I will be trying out when the time comes next Spring, and Ratatouille Stew will definitely be on the menu in the upcoming week. As an added bonus, Fast also includes a handy guide to the Tri-Lakes region’s zone 4 growing season, making it easy to keep track of what is available when. – – Reviewed by Susan Bilbeau for the Adirondack Explorer.  See more at: http://www.adirondackexplorer.org/book_reviews/garden-gourmet#sthash.qZMMvMbb.dpuf

Garden Gourmet is a newly published cookbook with a focus on sustainable cooking. This book compiles recipes from eight years of Yvona’s North Country Kitchen column. Her column offers a medley of nutritional information, historical facts, and seasonal recipes that help the reader prepare wholesome family meals and achieve a healthy lifestyle. It has run in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News since 2005. Fresh, seasonal produce is the key to good flavor as well as good health. Many recipes you will find in this book are one-pot meals that incorporate vegetables within the dish. They include pan skillets, frittatas, stir-fries, grain pilafs, pasta bowls, salads, stews, or soups. These are simpler, more adaptable, and take less time in the kitchen. These recipes are meant as a guide. Cooking is not a lab experiment; you should feel free to adapt, to add a little more of this or a little less of that. The author has included both meat and vegetarian fare. – USA Book News

Throughout the year, Yvona Fast inspires readers of her weekly column in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise to make the most of foods available with the changing seasons. In her latest book, Garden Gourmet, a full range of recipes is served up to transform the bounty of the North Country—from home and community gardens, CSA’s, and farmers’ markets—into epicurean delights. —Anne Sterling, Professor, Food Writing, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Paul Smiths College; Managing Chef, Left Bank Café, Saranac Lake, New York Eating in season has been in my blood since the days of playing and working in my grandparents’ garden as a kid. Food can evoke many memories from years past in a single bite, and Yvona has captured great ones for me in dishes that would make Grandma proud. These timeless recipes will never go out of fashion. Garden Gourmet includes many that are relevant today and will continue to provide your family with delicious memories for generations. —John Vargo, chef/owner of The Eat ’n Meet Grill and larder, Saranac Lake, New York With Garden Gourmet, Yvona delivers a comprehensive collection of recipes that take you through an entire year of eating local foods, in season. Her creations are simple, yet creative; her writings, whimsical and fun. But what I love the most is that she uses REAL food. If you are looking for healthy, nutritious home cooking, like nature intended, this is the book for you. —Amy Kohanski, Nutrition Educator and Whole Foods Chef

Garden Gourmet is a newly published cookbook with a focus on sustainable cooking. This book compiles recipes from eight years of Yvona’s North Country Kitchen column. Her column offers a medley of nutritional information, historical facts, and seasonal recipes that help the reader prepare wholesome family meals and achieve a healthy lifestyle. It has run in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News since 2005. Fresh, seasonal produce is the key to good flavor as well as good health. Many recipes you will find in this book are one-pot meals that incorporate vegetables within the dish. They include pan skillets, frittatas, stir-fries, grain pilafs, pasta bowls, salads, stews, or soups. These are simpler, more adaptable, and take less time in the kitchen. These recipes are meant as a guide. Cooking is not a lab experiment; you should feel free to adapt, to add a little more of this or a little less of that. The author has included both meat and vegetarian fare. Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your North Country Garden, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), or Farmers’ Market will help you use seasonal produce to prepare wholesome food for your family quickly and without much fuss. Friends and family members can help to shuck fresh corn, hull peas, or chop vegetables. Everyone appreciates good food. Preparing wholesome meals lovingly and graciously is a simple pleasure. An additional bonus: it will fill your home with the delicious scent of good cooking, warmth, and sharing. Yvona’s food articles have been published in magazines like Adirondack Life, E-The Environmental Magazine, and Farming, as well as in newspapers from Massachusetts to California and New Zealand. Yvona is also the author of Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Nonverbal Learning Disability, a career guide for individuals with these disorders (2004). She co-authored My Nine Lives (2011). Her poems have appeared in Perspectives and Farming.

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